Over The Wall receives OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ in every area of inspection

We are delighted to announce that Over The Wall has received an OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ rating across the board, following recent inspections at our residential camps. OFSTED awarded us as Outstanding for the ‘overall experience and progress of young people’. The report also took into consideration how well children were helped and protected and the effectiveness of the leaders and managers at camp.

This is a great achievement for our small charity and we couldn’t be any prouder. Having already achieved an Outstanding rating in 2016, we managed to improve our camps even further, this time achieving an Outstanding in every single area of inspection!  The OFSTED highlighted that whilst at camp: “Children and young people forget about their complex medical needs as they become enthralled in a range of activities. They feel relaxed because their medical care is managed extremely effectively. They exude confidence and self-belief, motivational volunteers and leaders provide inspirational opportunities and new challenges and achievements are constantly celebrated.”

The report also emphasised the dedication of our hard-working staff and volunteers, their vigilance and the special relationship that they develop with children and families at camp. We are so grateful for their constant efforts and life-changing work they do! 

A Few Words from our CEO, Kevin Mathieson

We are thrilled to have been rated as Outstanding again- and this time across all areas inspected. This achievement is a great testament to the commitment, dedication and hard work of Over The Wall’s volunteers and staff, all of which are wholly devoted to providing a memorable, fun and above all, safe camp environment. This certification will also further demonstrate to families, the high standards of care that we maintain for children with a range of health challenges, whilst at camp.

Finally, we would like to thank OFSTED for taking the time to come to camp and assess the quality of our work. Your rating is really significant for us!


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